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Alien life on distant planets almost certainly exists, scientist says

March 9th, 2020

Scientist says that life almost certainly exists outside of Earth.  However, based on the odds of RNA formation, life is likely very rare and will be near impossible for us to actually find.  The work was published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.  Visit BGR’s homepage for more stories. The question of whether or not …

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This animal doesn’t breathe, and it’s a first for science

February 25th, 2020

Earth has an incredible diversity of animal life. It comes in all shapes and sizes, and lives in just about every type of environment our planet has to offer. There are, however, a number of things that all animal life has in common. Now, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the National …

mars life

Scientists say Mars had salty, comfortable lakes

February 3rd, 2020

Of all the planets scientists have studied over the years, Mars is the one that we know the most about. We’ve sent orbiters, probes, and rovers to the Red Planet, and we’ve gathered an incredible amount of data about the dusty world along the way. Unfortunately, the answer to one very important question still escapes …

intermittent fasting

Fasting for 18 hours every day could help you live longer

December 26th, 2019

Until someone stumbled across the mythical Fountain of Youth we’ll have to rely on science to tell us how to make the most of our time on this Earth. One of the trends that have increased dramatically in popularity in recent years is intermittent fasting, which is a fancy way of saying that you only …

water on mars

NASA just found a whole bunch of water ice hiding on Mars

December 12th, 2019

When NASA eventually sends humans to Mars — a mission that might not take place for another decade or more — there’s a good chance they’ll be targeting a region of the planet where water ice is readily available. With that in mind, it makes sense for NASA to figure out what locations on the …

exoplanet water

There’s water all over the place in space, but not much of it

December 11th, 2019

In the ongoing search for potentially habitable worlds outside of our own solar system, there are a number of things that astronomers are looking for. Rocky worlds in the so-called “goldilocks zone” — the area around a star where temperatures suggest a planet may be habitable — are the cream of the crop, but the …